Category Archives: Little Learning Warriors

22 May
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Creative Projects at the Frick

Little Learning Warriors in the afterschool program at Kelly School took part in creative projects at the Frick! In one of the Frick’s school programs, students are challenged to use deductive reasoning, visual literacy and critical thinking skills as they ...

24 Apr
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Little Learning Warriors See Energy

The Little Learning Warriors learned about the light spectrum using refractor glasses!  The students learned that light is a form of energy and that our eyes cannot perceive every kind of light that is actually present.  Through the refractor glasses ...

16 Apr
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Hurricane in a Bowl

At Woolslair Elementary, the after school students used a hands-on activity to understand the winds and water of hurricanes while having fun playing with water, shaving cream, and food coloring to create their own “hurricane in a bowl”. In each ...

13 Mar
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Tasty Way to Learn about DNA

The Little Learning Warriors build DNA strands out of candy!  With help from the high school Tech Warriors, the elementary students were guided through building their DNA strands out of marshmallows, twizzlers, and toothpicks while learning that DNA is responsible ...

27 Feb
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Reading Celebration Days

Little Learning Warriors from Arlington Elementary visited the Carnegie Library in Knoxville for Neighborhood Learning Alliance’s Reading Celebration Day, with guidance from the Reading & Tech Warriors.  Planned and coordinated by Sasha Stankovic, NLA’s Warrior Program Coordinator, Reading Celebration Days ...

13 Dec
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Parents Join Students for STEM & Literacy Appreciation

Morrow and Woolslair elementary schools each held a STEM & literacy appreciation night, inviting parents to come and experience some of the activities their children, the Little Learning Warriors, have participated in during their afterschool program.  The activities were set ...

06 Dec
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Leaf Identification Collages

At Arlington and Woolslair Elementary, the Little Learning Warriors explored their natural surroundings and made leaf rubbings to examine the structure of leaves.  With the help of the Tech Warriors, the students identified different trees and created a collage of ...

21 Nov
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Morrow Celebrates Recycling at the Local Library

The Little Learning Warriors go on regular themed trips to the local Carnegie Libraries; this was Morrow Elementary’s first Library Celebration back in October, which took place at the Woods Run library.  The celebration was for Halloween and had the ...

14 Nov
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Lights On Afterschool

Neighborhood Learning Alliance and Bloomfield Garfield Corporation hosted Lights On Afterschool event at Pittsburgh Arsenal. Our event was part of an Allegheny County-wide effort hosted by APOST to showcase, advocate for, and celebrate the importance of afterschool programs for youth. ...

26 Oct
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Balloon Blow-Up

The Little Learning Warriors at Arlington Elementary took part in a STEM lesson, observing the chemical reaction between baking soda and vinegar by using the reaction to blow up a balloon. The students were lead in a discussion about what ...

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